If you already have service with Verizon then no.
This is just a device id change if you already have service.
If you don't have service with Verizon and you are either adding a line to someones account or starting your own. YES
Unless you have an employee discount (ELEU) that is eligible to waive these charges. Such as... Example: USPS employee discount would waive these fees.
Ah. Thank you so much!
I just wasn't quite sure, since this is the first time I'm doing this, and it's bad enough I have to upgrade my data plan lol